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Welcome to Cloisters West. Our tree-lined community, situated in the northwest corner of historic Georgetown, is comprised of one hundred and nine federal-style townhouses built between 1985 and 1988. We are joined on the east by the twenty-nine-townhouse community called The Cloisters of Georgetown.  Although the two communities are separate entities, we are known collectively as The Cloisters.

A private lane, Winfield Lane, runs through Cloisters West and all our homes, except those facing Reservoir Road, have a Winfield Lane address. Access to our community is from 37th Street and Reservoir Road, NW or via 35th Street NW where Winfield Lane T-intersects with 35th Street just south of Reservoir Road. The entrance at 36th Street and Reservoir Road is closed. It is only opened for emergency vehicles. Georgetown University is to our west, and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory is to our south. 

Our community is incorporated as a homeowners association. We share roadways and certain landscaped areas in common. Our official name is the Cloisters West Homeowner's Association (CWHOA). We have a governing board of five members elected from among the homeowners. Our property management company, Gates Hudson Community Management, assists the board. 
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Cloisters Connection Newsletter
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Snow Removal Reminder
Posted on Nov 26th, 2018

Here is a reminder regarding snow removal responsibilities in the Cloisters West Community.

  1. CWHOA Responsibilities
    • Cloisters West Homeowners Association (CWHOA) contracts with Denchfield Landscaping for snow removal on the community roadways, community paths and the Reservoir Road sidewalks from 3640 Reservoir Road to Georgetown University/MedStar Hospital property.
  2. Homeowner/Resident Responsibilities
    • CW homeowners/residents are each responsible for clearing snow from their walkways, steps and stoops as well as driveways/parking pads.
    • As usual you have the option to contract with Denchfield to take care of these homeowner/resident snow removal responsibilities:
      • If you wish to enter into a contract with Denchfield for these services please contact:
        • Lukas Hallman at 240-793-1568 or
        • Rates:
          • Walkway, Steps and Stoop: $25
          • Driveway/Parking Pad: $25
Georgetown MedStar Medical/Surgical Pavilion Update – November 2018
Posted on Nov 13th, 2018

Summary of Acoustic Issues

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Prepared by Christian Janin, CWHOA Liaison to GU MedStar Construction Project

Georgetown MedStar Medical/Surgical Pavilion Update – October 2018
Posted on Oct 25th, 2018

Summary Construction Highlights

Prepared by Christian Janin, CWHOA Liaison to GU MedStar Construction Project


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Surgical Pavilion Update
Posted on Oct 25th, 2018

Dear Members of the Georgetown Community:

As you know, construction has begun for the new MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion.

To prepare for underground utility work, the pedestrian walkway immediately adjacent to the hospital-facing side of St. Mary’s Hall, leading to Epicurean, Darnall Hall and the Student Health Center, will be closed indefinitely beginning Wednesday, October 24. As a result, there will be a new pedestrian route to and from St. Mary’s.

Please see the attached map, which outlines the pedestrian routes (including accessible paths and doors) by Epicurean, Darnall, the Student Health Center and St. Mary’s. New signage will be in place to direct pedestrians. Members of the Georgetown community should use the walkway behind Darnall Hall to access the front entrance of St. Mary’s Hall, which is also the recommended path for those heading to campus from Burleith. Those coming from the Medical Center can access Epicurean and Darnall by either walking along the route near Reservoir Road and following the stairs behind Darnall or by going through the Leavey Center and exiting to the south to follow the sidewalk towards Darnall. For those in St. Mary’s, an accessible route from the lower level of St. Mary’s (south side) to Darnall is in place with a marked crossing near the loading area.

As a reminder, construction has begun on the first phase of work in Darnall plaza. Activities include the removal of the large concrete planters and benches, followed by drilling for steel column installation. The pedestrian path will be configured as shown on the following map.

Per MedStar’s Construction Management Plan, work hours begin at 7 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., with any loud work beginning no earlier than 8 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.
We encourage everyone to use caution and utilize the marked crosswalks to ensure safety around the construction area. We thank you for your patience and understanding during all construction activities.

Gregory Simmons
Interim Vice President, Planning and Facilities Management


Georgetown MedStar Medical/ Surgical Pavilion Update
Posted on Sep 23rd, 2018

Summary Construction Highlights
Prepared by Christian Janin, CWHOA Liaison to
GU MedStar Construction Project

  1. Status of Construction
  2. “Enabling Projects”
    1. “East West Corridor” Roadway
    2. “Gate 0”
    3. Traffic on Reservoir Road
  3. Pre-Construction Surveys of Adjacent CW Homes (Mailing to Homeowners)

Address questions to Christian Janin, CW resident
owner of 3725 Winfield Lane


Click here for link to full report

Cloisters West HOA Annual Meeting
Posted on Jul 2nd, 2018

It was very good to see everyone who was able to attend the CWHOA Annual Meeting held on Wednesday, June 13 at Visitation School.  Councilman Jack Evans provided an overview of key issues and initiatives being addressed by the DC City Council, there as an opportunity to meet two members of the Gates Hudson Community Management Team which has property management responsibility for the Cloisters West community as of June 1 and two new Board members were elected: Ilana Golant and Fei Wang. 

The Board also provided a video of the CW Community in action. Click on the link: CWHOA_Annual_Meeting_Invitation_1080p.mp4 for a 60-second sample of the full presentation made at the Annual Meeting.

Gates Hudson Community Management LLC: New CW Community Property Manager

As noted Gates Hudson took over property management responsibility for the CW community as of June 1. As  reminder, here is a list of the CW Gates Hudson Team members and their contact information:

Gates Hudson Team Supporting the Cloisters West Community:

Phil Dunn – Portfolio Manager: 
(202) 864-6175  ext. 381
Bianca Chapman – Administrative Assistant:
(202) 864-6175  ext. 380   
Brittany Carter – Property Accountant:  
(703) 752-8300  ext. 722

Phil and Bianca are located at the Gates Hudson Office at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue NW and Brittany is located at the Gates Hudson DC Metro Corporate Office in Fairfax, VA.

For your convenience a copy of the Direct Debit Authorization Form, originally sent to CW homeowners in May, is attached to facilitate your payment of monthly CWHOA fees if you have not already done so.  Similarly, if you have not done so already, you can complete and submit the attached the Owner/Renter Registration Form as well.

Cloisters West HOA Board

The Board held an organization meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018. Here is a list of CWHOA Board members and their newly elected responsibilities for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019:           

  • Paul Ehrhardt, President
  • Arlene Turner, Vice President
  • Ilana Golant, Secretary
  • Fei Wang, Treasurer
  • Anna Delligatti, Liaison To The Covenants Committee

The Board looks forward to serving the Cloisters West community with the extensive support and specialized expertise of the Gates Hudson Community Management Team.

 CW Board of Directors

Georgetown University/MedStar Hospital Construction Update
Posted on Jun 6th, 2018
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Announcing New Property Manager for the Cloisters West Community Effective June 1, 2018
Posted on May 2nd, 2018
Cloisters West Call for Nominations & Candidacy Form
Posted on May 2nd, 2018
CWHOA Board Announces No HOA Fee Increase for FY 18/19
Posted on May 2nd, 2018

Upcoming Events
Next Board Meeting
Thursday, February 21st, 7:00 PM at 3731 Winfield Lane, NW
Homeowners who wish to attend are asked to contact a Board member in advance.            

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